2022 AFL Ladder

2022 AFL Ladder

The race for the 2022 AFL Premiership is on! 18 clubs will duke it out over a 23-game home and away season this year to determine who gets the right to play in the finals and make their case for the Premiership. Check out the 2022 AFL ladder below.

The 2022 AFL live ladder will be evolving week-by-week, and this season, Before You Bet will be providing a full 2022 AFL ladder for our readers, which will be updated at the conclusion of every round of the 2022 AFL season. 

Remember, we will also be providing AFL betting tips for EVERY game in the 2022 AFL season, so be sure to head to our AFL Tips page for regular tips and previews in the lead up to each round. 

2022 AFL Ladder - After Round 8


Pos Club W D L % Points
1st Melbourne Demons 9 0 0 159.0 36
2nd Brisbane Lions 8 0 1 151.8 32
3rd Fremantle Dockers 7 0 2 139.4 28
4th Carlton Blues 7 0 2 114.3 28
5th Sydney Swans 6 0 3 125.7 24
6th St Kilda Saints 6 0 3 116.7 24
7th Geelong Cats 5 0 4 121.4 20
8th Richmond Tigers 5 0 4 117.5 20
9th Richmond Tigers 4 0 5 109.3 16
10th Port Adelaide Power 4 0 5 108.8 16
11th Collingwood Magpies 4 0 5 98.4 16
12th Gold Coast Suns 4 0 5 95.2 16
13th Hawthorn Hawks 3 0 6 91.0 12
14th Adelaide Crows 3 0 6 80.5 12
15th GWS Giants 2 0 7 78.8 8
16th Essendon Bombers 2 0 7 74.5 8
17th North Melbourne Kangaroos 1 0 7 53.7 4
18th West Coast Eagles 1 0 7 49.9 4

How the AFL Ladder Works

The AFL ladder is a pretty simple one to understand. Teams play 23 games throughout the home and away season, and record 4 points for a win, 0 for a loss. A draw would result in both teams recieving 2 points, a rare occorence in AFL. 

The tiebreaker if two teams are locked on the same amount of points is percentage points, which is a simple equation of points scored divided by points allowed. At the end of the home and away season, the top eight teams will play in the finals. 

AFL Finals

Since 1998, only one team has won the AFL Premiership after finishing outside the top four on the ladder. It's extremely important to do so if you have aspirations of winning the flag, as a top four spot at the end of the home and away season gives you a double chance should you lose your first final. 

The top four teams after the home and away season play off against each-other in the 'qualification' finals, while teams five-eight play off in the 'elimination' finals. The two winners of the qualification finals get the week off and head straight through to the 'preliminary' finals, while the losers square off against the winners of the elimination finals. Check out the bracket below for a more in depth look at how the AFL Finals work. 


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